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Math workshops aimed at middle, high school teachers

Bluffton University will offer six summer mathematics workshops for middle and high school teachers beginning June 12.

The 24th annual workshops, hosted by adjunct faculty member Duane Bollenbacher, are all three-day sessions, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Each workshop may be taken for 22.5 contact hours of Local Professional Development Committee credit, at a cost of $125, or, on a pass/fail basis, for one semester hour of graduate workshop credit, for $275. Lunches are included; other meals and housing are available.

Bollenbacher will teach during the first three weeks of workshops-"HQT Certification for Intervention Specialist in Mathematics Content," from June 12-14; "Mathematics for the Family and Consumer Science Teacher," from June 19-21; and "Using Rich Problems to Learn and to Teach Good High School Mathematics, Course 3," from June 26-28. The latter class is different from the last two years' similarly named workshops.

Also from June 26-28, Marilyn Link, a retired teacher from Coldwater, Ohio, will teach a new workshop, "Problem Solving in the Middle School," incorporating games, puzzles and math art. Registration deadlines are eight days prior to the first day of each course.

The final two workshops are both Aug. 7-9. Link will teach another new offering, "Become a Master Teacher in Middle School Ratio and Proportional Thinking," while Bollenbacher will be the instructor for "205 Things That Every High School Mathematics Teacher Should Know." July 30 is the registration deadline for both courses.

Completion of any two of the six workshops will qualify intervention specialists for Highly Qualified Teacher certification in math content.

For more information, contact Bollenbacher at 419-358-3296 (work), 419-358-7365 (home) or at bollenbacherd@bluffton.edu.